Monday, January 19, 2009

The Queen's Necklace



Catherine Delors reviews Frances Mossiker's book about the diamond necklace scandal. Although it is called The Queen's Necklace, the necklace in question never belonged to Marie-Antoinette; she never ordered it or even wanted it. She was an innocent victim of the swindle. However, there are deeper layers to the debacle than most historians care to represent, which are explored in Trianon as well. Share

6 comments:

Ms. Lucy said...

Elena, I will be ordering your book shortly, as it is on my pressing 'to read' list. This necklace ordeal has had me fascinated for a while now...MA was dragged into this unnecessarily, setting the stage to her tragic end.

elena maria vidal said...

You'll enjoy it, Lucy!

hummingbird said...

The poor Queen, she was so maligned.

Catherine Delors said...

Many thanks for the link, Elena!

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, she was, hummingbird.

Catherine, thank you for the great review!

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